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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice 

The pupils at Beckfoot Phoenix are the most important people in the school.  We believe that it is their school and we want them to tell us what they think, what they feel, and what they like or dislike. 

We do this through lots of different ways: 

Communication - pupils use their voice, pictures, symbols or switches to tell us what they think. 

Pupil voice box - this is available at the front of school for children to post their comments, ideas and complaints in.  

Pupil voice

Assemblies - children are asked for their views and thoughts on things important to them, eg. friendships, and to the school, eg. school dinners. 

Pupil voice week - every half term, the Junior Leadership Team will help Jason - the school's pupil advocate - to find out more about what children think throughout school.

Pupils are actively encouraged to go and see the senior leadership team, especially the head teacher with anything they want to say. 


This is what pupils have told us and this is what we have done about it. 

Soft Play, lego and toys make you happy. 

We have made sure that you can do these in your reward sessions.  We have bought more lego. 
Swimming makes you happy. 

We have hired more pools at the Sports Centre so more of you can swim. 
Standing in your standing frame makes some of you sad. 

We want you to stay healthy and part of this is stretching your body. We need you to stand in your stander each day, but to try and make it more enjoyable, we have bought frames that we can put round your stander so you can play whilst you stand.  

Not having dinosaurs and Sonic the Hedgehog in school makes me sad. 

There are lots of things you can do with dinosaurs and Sonic – you can count them, talk about size and colour, write about them and play with them. Rachel - the head teacher - agreed that if these are what you like, and these make you happy in school so will help you to learn more, then we will buy some using something called ‘Pupil Premium’.  

When I am in my gait trainer it makes me happy. 

Sarah - the deputy head - has spoken to your teacher about how if you are happy, you will learn more.  Your teacher has said that you can do more of your lessons in your gait trainer. 
In blue base, it makes me cross when people don’t take turns. 

Sometimes it is hard for children to understand about taking turns. In lessons, your teacher is going to be teaching your class about this so that when you are playing games, you feel happier.